It's been a little over a week since former Strikeforce founder Scott Coker replaced Bjorn Rebney as the president of operations for Bellator MMA. And while things remain quiet as Viacom plots out the future for what has already been referred to as "Bellator 2.0," Coker offered fight fans a sneak preview on Thursday, posting a letter on Bellator.com that can be seen in its entirety below. Dear Bellator Nation,
I wanted to take a moment and tell you all how excited I am to be a part of the Bellat more
The UFC wrapped up another marathon day this weekend.
On Saturday, UFC Fight Night 43 was held in Auckland, New Zealand and UFC Fight Night 44 was hosted by San Antonio. The UFC Fight Night 43 card wrapped up with a Nate Marquardt submission win over New Zealand's own James Te Huna. Later, Cub Swanson ended UFC Fight Night 44 with a decision victory over Jeremy Stephens.
While both men picked up a win in main events, Swanson and Marquardt are in very different positions. Swanson is closing in on more
A press conference announcing the full card is expected later this month.
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight contender Thiago Silva has finally found an opponent for his return to mixed martial arts (MMA), taking on Mike Hayes at the Fight Time 20 event on Aug. 29, 2014, inside War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
MMA Fighting brought word of the pending battle earlier today.
Silva (16-3, 2 NC) hasn't seen action since huffing and puffing his way past M more
On Saturday, Chris Weidman's first title fight against an opponent other than Anderson Silva let fans down.
Early on, Weidman was beating Lyoto Machida by moving forward patiently and mixing in takedowns. After seemingly dropping the first three rounds on the scorecards, Machida came out more aggressive in the fourth stanza and began turning things around.
Despite Machida's late push, Weidman was able to weather the storm. A takedown in the fifth round helped Weidman seal the win and defend his more
Frankie Edgar is on his way back to another shot at the 145-pound championship.
At The Ultimate Fighter 19 finale, Edgar earned a third win over BJ Penn. The Answer dominated his fellow former lightweight champion and eventually stopped Penn with ground-and-pound in the third round.
Having only lost to Jose Aldo and Benson Henderson since April 2008, Edgar remains one of the best in the world without a UFC belt. With one or two more wins, he could have a chance to become a two-division champion, more
Bellator tried to sign Jungle Fight bantamweight champion Jonas Bilharinho, but the undefeated prospect wasn’t interested in the offer.
Sources close to the situation told MMAFighting.com that "Speed", who became the 135-pound champion in March with a split decision victory over previously unbeaten Mario Israel (9-1), decided to decline the offer and wait for an opportunity in the UFC.
"That’s right," Bilharinho confirmed to MMAFighting.com. "I declined (the offer) for two reasons. I have a figh more
Bellator's season 11 debut includes the Pat Curran/Patricio Pitbull rematch, plus the debut of former Strikeforce heavyweight Bobby Lashley.
Bellator 123 is going head-to-head with UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs. Mousasi in Connecticut, with both cards just minutes away from each other. The UFC has already announced the bulk of their card, and today Bellator came out with their plans for their season 11 premiere on September 5th.
While it was known that Pat Curran would rematch Patricio Pitbull for more
Bellator MMA is going all-in for its head-to-head showdown with the Ultimate Fighting Championship on Sept. 5. more